100 degrees today in North Charleston ties record

Heat index estimates expected this afternoon.

The heat wave that’s been broiling the Lowcountry tied a record today.

The temperature at the Charleston International Airport was 100 degrees today at 4:10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

It ties the record set in 1986.

The weather service has issued a heat advisory from 1 to 8 p.m. Anybody who must be outside is advised to drink plenty of water and be careful not to overheat.

The weather service has this warning at the top of its website:

“Dangerous Heat and Humidity This Afternoon

“High temperatures in the upper 90s to around 101 combined with moderate levels of humidity will produce heat indices of 104-108 degrees inland to 108-113 degrees at the coast this afternoon. Precautions to protect yourself from the heat should be taken.”

The best chance of rain today is after 10 p.m.

The outlook for Saturday is a high of 100 and a heat index around 111. There’s a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.